Two June ARCs – Koontz and Alexandra Fuller NOVEL

May 2, 2017

Alexandra Fuller’s autobiographies did great here. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness has circulated 384 times and Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight 480 times.  Now she’s debuting a novel.

Dean Koontz introduces a new protagonist but stays in general suspense mode. Comment to claim.

Koontz, Dean. The Silent Corner. Bantam, June 20th.

The Silent Corner“”I very much need to be dead.” These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for–but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered . . . unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demands: find the truth, no matter what”– Provided by publisher. “A major new work of dark literary, psychological suspense–brilliantly paced with a twisting narrative and chilling antagonists–from #1 bestselling author Dean Koontz. “I very much need to be dead.” These are the chilling words left behind by a manwho had everything to live for–but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside her demand: Find the truth, no matterwhat. There is no one else to speak for him–or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands. Though people of talent and accomplishment, people admired and seemingly happy and sound of mind, have recently been committing suicide in surprising numbers, no one else is willing to give up everything just to seek, to find, to know. No one except her. But ahead lies only risk. Because those arrayed against her are legion, and dangerously devoted to protecting something profoundly important–or terrifying–enough to exterminate any and all in their way. Too many have already died, and those responsible will learn that all their malevolent power may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless–and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love. ACCLAIM FOR DEAN KOONTZ “Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richnessand depth.”–The Seattle Times “Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. ‘Serious’ writers. might do well to examine his technique.”–The New York Times Book Review “”Lyrical writing and compelling characters. Koontz stands alone.”–Associated Press “In every industry there exist ‘artists’ that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz. is among these artisans.”–Suspense Magazine “[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability toyank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”–Los Angeles Times “Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America. novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good. [and that] entertain vastly as they uplift.”–Publishers Weekly”– Provided by publisher.

Fuller, Alexandra.  Quiet Until the Thaw.  Penguin, June 27th.

Quiet Until the Thaw“From bestselling memoirist Alexandra Fuller, a debut novel. Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation, South Dakota. Two Native American cousins, Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson, though bound by blood and by land, find themselves at odds as they grapple with the implications of their shared heritage. When escalating anger towards the injustices, historical and current, inflicted upon the Lakota people by the federal government leads to tribal divisions and infighting, the cousins go in separate directions: Rick chooses the path of peace; You Choose, violence. Years pass, and as You Choose serves time in prison, Rick finds himself raising twin baby boys, orphaned at birth, in his meadow. As the twins mature from infants to young men, Rick immerses the boys within their ancestry, telling wonderful and terrible tales of how the whole world came to be, and affirming their place in the universe as the result of all who have come before and will come behind. But when You Choose returns to the reservation afterthree decades behind bars, his anger manifests, forever disrupting the lives of Rick and the boys. A complex tale that spans generations and geography, Quiet Until the Thaw conjures with the implications of an oppressed history, how we are bound not just to immediate family but to all who have come before and will come after us, and, most of all, to the notion that everything was always, and is always, connected. As Fuller writes, “The belief that we can be done with our past is a myth. The past is nudging at us constantly.””– Provided by publisher.

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4 Responses to “Two June ARCs – Koontz and Alexandra Fuller NOVEL”

  1. Mary C Says:

    i loved Let’s not go to the dogs tonight. This sounds like a complete departure!

  2. Darren Says:

    I hear a claim – on its way

  3. Abby B. Says:

    Oooh, I’d take the Koontz in a heartbeat!

  4. Darren Says:

    You bet – putting it in delivery now


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